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India2Germany - career and life in Germany

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We showcase inspiring individuals, companies and career opportunities to support you in building your dream career and life in Germany. Also check our website india2germany.com.
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Doing PhD and Research in Germany with Prof. Biprajit Sarkar, Director of Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Stuttgart

India2Germany - career and life in Germany

Doing PhD and Research in Germany with Prof. Biprajit Sarkar, Director of Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Stuttgart

India2Germany - career and life in Germany

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Starting an e-commerce business in Germany with Viswatez Repakula
Whether it’s to support income from a day job or to become a full-time entrepreneur, many of us dream of starting our own business someday. So, today on India2Germany, we speak with Viswatez Repakula, who founded Sattvii, a brand that sells environment-friendly stainless steel lunch boxes that are also TÜV certified on Amazon and on their own web store. Viswatez tells us about his inspiring journey, how he set up and grew his business, how he manages the responsibilities from his full-time job, family and his business, and gives some excellent advice for those aspiring to start their own e-commerce business in Germany. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-viswatez-repakula/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
37:31
March 24, 2021
From mechanical engineering to e-mobility in Germany with Athar Khan
Electric vehicles and e-mobility are very important trends worldwide. In Germany, not only is electric mobility a central part of the government’s climate policy, but the German automotive industry is also the biggest investor in electric vehicles globally. Today we speak with Athar Khan about his experience as a mechanical engineer working in e-mobility in Germany. Athar is a specialist in vehicle component testing and currently leads projects in the area of electric vehicle powertrain at Valeo Siemens in Bavaria, Germany. He has 15 years of experience working for the automotive sector in Germany as well as in India. Athar tells us about his experience of moving from the traditional automotive industry to electrical vehicles and gives an excellent overview of the current trends in e-mobility. He talks about what makes e-vehicle sector so exciting and challenging and shares his advice for aspirants. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-athar-khan/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
47:07
March 17, 2021
PhD and Postdoc funding in Germany through Marie Curie fellowship with Dr. Brian Cahill
Our today's guest is Dr. Brian Cahill, a highly experienced researcher and a former member of the governing board of EuroScience - a grassroots organization facilitating debate between researchers, public and policy makers. Brian has served as a Research Group Leader at the Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques, and is also former chair of the Marie Curie Alumni Association and the association's chapter in Germany. He shares his extensive knowledge and insights on funding opportunities for PhD and Postdoctoral research in Germany through the Marie Curie grants, as well as other initiatives such as the Humboldt Foundation fellowship. Read and listen to our conversation below. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-dr-brian-cahill/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
35:09
February 22, 2021
Choosing the right insurances in Germany with Kyle Ponce
If better safe than sorry is your motto, then you’re in the right country 😄. In Germany, you can get yourself insured against nearly every imaginable form of risk. No wonder expats feel lost when it comes to deciding what they should get themselves insured against and which insurances they should go for. Our today's guest on India2Germany is Kyle Ponce, who works for Feather Insurance, an English-speaking insurance companion that helps expats choose the right insurance plans and sign up for them easily online. Kyle shares loads of useful advice on the different types of insurances in Germany, and how to choose the right ones depending on your situation. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-kyle-ponce/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
20:26
February 8, 2021
Working as a mechanical engineer in the German automotive sector with Anirudh Jaipuria
The automotive industry is a backbone industry of the German economy and also one of the largest employers in the world. Today on India2Germany, we speak with Anirudh Jaipuria about his experience as a mechanical engineer in the German automotive sector. Anirudh is a specialist in multibody simulation and currently leads projects in the area of drivetrain design and development for high-performance cars at BMW-M, the sports car subsidiary of BMW. He has several years of experience working in automotives in Germany as well as in India. Listen and read Anirudh's experience and suggestions about building a career in the automative sector in Germany, as well as his insights on some of the major trends in this field. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-anirudh-jaipuria/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
32:04
January 20, 2021
Research in mobility and transportation at DLR with Dr. Janki Dodiya
Mobility and transportation are very important topics worldwide with a huge scope for research and development. The German aerospace center, DLR, is engaged in a wide range of national and international research initiatives in this area. Our today's guest on India2Germany is Dr. Janki Dodiya who talks to us about research in mobility and transportation at DLR. Janki is a Senior Research Scientist at DLR and has extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of virtual reality, human machine interaction and mobility. She gives us an excellent overview of some of the ongoing research and career opportunities at DLR. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-dr-janki-dodiya/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
36:37
January 11, 2021
The technology behind Plantix with Dr. Ivan Kalev
Plantix is an agri-tech startup from Berlin which uses AI and computer vision to help farmers in India and all over the globe in identifying plant diseases and improving crop health. Dr. Ivan Kalev, Head of Engineering at Plantix, shares some great insights about the technology that drives the company's solution and gives many suggestions for those who want to work there. Ivan has more than 15 years of experience building scalable software systems and leading tech teams. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/the-technology-behind-plantix-with-dr-ivan-kalev/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
27:51
December 17, 2020
From mechanical engineering to data science in the German automotive sector with Advait Valluri
Advait Valluri, Data Analytics Project Manager at Audi in Ingolstadt, Germany, shares his experience of working as a mechanical engineer in the automotive sector in Germany and transitioning from mechanical engineering to data science. Advait did his masters in Automotive Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University and started his career as a trainee at Audi. He talks to us about how he is using data science in his current role and gives very useful advice to people aspiring to work in the German automotive sector, including current job opportunities, important skills and available career paths in the automotive sector. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-advait-valluri/ Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
30:26
December 7, 2020
ABAP software development at SAP with Dr. Prasanna Rajagopalan
SAP is one of the most famous German companies and ABAP is the main language for software development in the SAP environment. But how can one become an ABAP developer and what is it like to work in this area at SAP? We spoke with Dr. Prasanna Rajagopalan, who is working as an ABAP Developer at SAP in Saarland, Germany. Not only this, Prasanna also has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Saarland University and Postdoc from Leibniz Institute for Catalysis, Rostock. Prasanna shares his experience of working in ABAP development at SAP and gives loads of very useful advice on building a career in ABAP at SAP. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/abap-software-development-at-sap-with-dr-prasanna-rajagopalan/ Listen to this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ziqY7kBavck Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn: https://linkedin.com/company/india2germany Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com
26:21
November 23, 2020
Coming to Germany on Job Seeker Visa with Vishesh Malik
Vishesh Malik is working as an SAP Consultant in Berlin and came to Germany in 2018 on a Job Seeker Visa. Vishesh talks to us about his journey from India to Germany and recounts his own personal experiences and thoughts while leaving his well-established career in India, moving to Germany without a job and finding a job here. He gives lots of very useful advice about the preparation needed, the application procedure and things to keep in mind when applying for and coming to Germany on the Job Seeker Visa. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/coming-to-germany-on-job-seeker-visa-with-vishesh-malik/ Listen to this conversation on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XWDNhZRGebk Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn. Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com 
29:13
November 9, 2020
Working in IT security in Germany with Prashanth Pavuluri, Cloud Security Analyst at BASF
Prashanth Pavuluri is working as Cloud Security Analyst at BASF in Mannheim, Germany. He tells us about his responsibilities as an IT security professional at BASF and at his previous employer, DCSO, his experience of working in this field in Germany, the career opportunities available for people looking to get into this domain, which skills to focus on, what the interview process for IT security positions is like and how to prepare for interviews. Read the conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/career-in-it-security-in-germany-with-prashanth-pavuluri Listen to this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/I0i0gleFKQA Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn. Write to us at hello@india2germany.com
26:16
October 28, 2020
Montessori school education in Germany with James Brennan, Deputy Head of International Montessori School Berlin
James Brennan is the Deputy Head of the International Montessori School in Berlin. He has more than 15 years of experience in education and sports coaching and has worked in various schools in different parts of the world. He spoke with us about a crucial aspect of living in Germany, namely school education. James explained to us the foundations of the Montessori method of education, what distinguishes it from the "traditional" approach to school education and how it supports the development of a child.  Read the conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/montessori-school-education-in-germany-with-james-brennan/  Follow India2Germany on LinkedIn. Write to us at hello@india2germany.com
26:37
October 15, 2020
Fully funded masters in Germany through Erasmus Mundus with Pavan Sriram, former President of Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association
Pavan Sriram is originally from India and an alumnus of the Erasmus Mundus programme. He is also a former president of the Erasmus Mundus Alumni Association. He tells us about his experience as an Erasmus Mundus masters student, how it has benefited him personally and professionally, what the scholarship offers, how it works, how to apply for an Erasmus Mundus masters course, which documents are needed, how high the chances of selection are and things to keep in mind while applying for the scholarship.  Read this conversation on the India2Germany blog: https://india2germany.com/fully-funded-masters-in-germany-through-erasmus-mundus-with-pavan-sriram/ Write to us at hello@india2germany.com :-) 
40:60
October 1, 2020
Getting into machine learning with Dr. Karthick Perumal, Data Scientist at Porsche Digital
Dr. Karthick Perumal is working as Data Scientist at Porsche Digital in Berlin. He shares his experience of transitioning into machine learning from academic research in Physics and his advice on how to get a job in machine learning in Germany, which topics and skills to focus on, what the interview process for machine learning and data science positions is like and how to prepare for interviews. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/an-interview-with-karthick-perumal/ We would love to hear what you think. Write to us at hello@india2germany.com
28:01
September 22, 2020
Doing PhD and Research in Germany with Prof. Biprajit Sarkar, Director of Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at University of Stuttgart
Prof. Biprajit Sarkar is University Professor and Director at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Stuttgart, Germany. He spoke to us about what doing PhD and research in Germany is like, how it compares with research in other countries, such as the US and the UK, the various career options that researchers in Germany have, how to prepare and apply for PhD and research positions, how to choose the right university and research group and things that professors look for while hiring PhD candidates and researchers. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-prof-biprajit-sarkar/ Let us know what you think. Get in touch with us at hello@india2germany.com :-) 
41:06
September 8, 2020
Working as a Data Engineer with Abhinaya Kasoju, Data Engineer at MSX Digital Innovation Hub
Abhinaya Kasoju is working as Data Engineer at MSX Digital Innovation Hub in Berlin, Germany. She shares her experiences and advice on working as a Data Engineer in Germany and what it was like to move to Germany after having lived in Sweden. Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/working-as-a-data-engineer-and-life-in-sweden-vs-germany-an-interview-with-abhinaya-kasoju/  We would love to hear what you think. Write to us at hello@india2germany.com :-) 
24:46
August 16, 2020
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August 15, 2020
Getting into web development with Rutuja Deshkar, Full-Stack Developer at Lofino
Listen to this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/k9BuOMC_XQQ Rutuja Deshkar is working as Full-Stack Developer at LOFINO after having worked as a COBOL Developer for 5 years in India. She shares her experience and advice on becoming a Web Developer in Germany.  Read this conversation on our blog: https://india2germany.com/interview-with-rutuja-deshkar/ Know someone who should be on the podcast? Write to us at hello@india2germany.com
16:59
August 8, 2020